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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Some waders at my local beach taken over the last couple of days with the 300/f4 +TC 1.4 combo. Unlike Tord I didn't lie in the wet sand, mainly because I'd struggle to get back on my feet again before the tide caught me.

Golden Plover



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Dunlin



Heron



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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Lovely shots David. I especially like the Golden Plover peeking out from behind the seaweed. It is nice to see that you are making good use of the 300mm f/4.

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Excellent shots, for me the godwit stands out.
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I like both the Golden Plover shots.
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Nice photos of the Golden Plovers. Wish we had more of them here.
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Black headed Gull in winter plumage.

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You know you want to try the Kowa. It could potentially replace a few of your birding optics.

I'd be really interested in the results you'd get with the Kowa.
I got the opportunity to get my hands on and shoot a few test pictures through a Kowa 500mm/5.6. Unfortunately the only adapter available at the fair was Pentax so I could not try with my own camera. The ergonomy was excellent, I liked the dual speed focusing rings and the weight was a nice surprise. The price however makes me hesitant, about 3x what shelled out for my 480 mm/6 APO scope.
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I got the opportunity to get my hands on and shoot a few test pictures through a Kowa 500mm/5.6. Unfortunately the only adapter available at the fair was Pentax so I could not try with my own camera. The ergonomy was excellent, I liked the dual speed focusing rings and the weight was a nice surprise. The price however makes me hesitant, about 3x what shelled out for my 480 mm/6 APO scope.
Interesting, thanks Tord. If I was still in the UK I could have got my hands on one to test. A 500mm f/5.6 makes a lot more sense for m4/3 than the f/4 Olympus have a patent on.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

That's a very good creeper shot Mack. They are tricky little blighters to photograph and they always disappear round the back of the trunk just as I am about to press the button.

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Most pheasants will flee into the low vegetation however these two decided to escape into a tree and wait what would happen next.



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Most pheasants will flee into the low vegetation however these two decided to escape into a tree and wait what would happen next.



Makes me think of yesterday morning, I was scanning the hay fields on our side road for wildlife and had to hit the brakes for a flock of Wild Turkeys leisurely crossing the road.
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Female stonechat, Richmond Park yesterday.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

That is a sweet shot of a Stonechat Mack. I like the pose and composition.

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That is a sweet shot of a Stonechat Mack. I like the pose and composition.

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Thanks for that Ron, it was a heck of a crop as well. Just demonstrates the resolving power of the 300 F4 with the 1.4x TC.
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